Lewis Walter Brown

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Graveside service for Lewis Walter Brown will be 2 p.m., Thursday, March 18, 2021, at Rosehill Cemetery.

Mr. Lewis, 82, of Brookhaven, passed away from this earth to his heavenly home on March 13, 2021, at 11:20 p.m., at his residence. He was born in Houston, Texas, October 14, 1938, to Junius Walter Brown and Audrey Lee Thames Brown.

Although plagued by different illnesses in his latter years, his kind heart and generous spirit were known to all who met him.

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He was retired from Shell Oil where he worked as an electrician and held his friends, with whom he worked, dear to his heart. He was a lifetime lover of learning, especially where his faith was concerned. At the time of his death, he was a member of Fair River Baptist Church, and in his earlier years, he was an active member of Union Baptist Church and Easthaven Baptist Church. He was a man of great faith and integrity and as honest in his love of his family and friends as he was of his Savior. He was always one who shared his Christian spirit with anyone he met. He was a loving husband to Mary Ruth Brown with whom he shared 53 years. They had one son, Shawn Blair Brown, who preceded him in death. “Oh my, the stories they are sharing now!”

Mr. Lewis was also preceded in death by his precious granddaughter, Nealey Blair Brown; and his two sisters, Carrie Fritch and Frances Mizell.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Ruth Brown; daughter, Heather Vaughn Brown; three grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Brown, Payton and Colleen Brown. The family would like to express a special thank you to his first cousin, Sandy Thames Braswell, for her many years of love and support.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.